Using the provided constraints we will be able to successfully build a voltage amplifier that will amplify a 5Vrms (7.07Vp-p), 10mArms (14.14mAp-p) AC sinusoidal signal from a function generator to 120Vrms (169.71Vp-p), 7.07Arms (10 Ap-p) AC sinusoidal signal.
4. 1. Design Record – phase 1.
4-a. We started by studying the characteristics of single transistor topologies.
Fig. 1.1. This is a basic diagram we started with to get a feel of how some transistors operate in non-ideal surroundings. Fig. 1.1. CE amplifier topology.
Fig 1.2. Current Follower. We looked at the basic current follower to see if we can up the current for our second stage.
* At this point, we do realize the need for two stages. One to up the voltage, and another to up the current.
Fig. 1.2. Current follower amplifier topology